Farm Credit Canada looks to celebrate exceptional women in agriculture
Regina, Saskatchewan, November 22, 2011 — Nominations for the 2012 FCC Rosemary Davis Award officially open today, as Farm Credit Canada (FCC) seeks to recognize and honour Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture.
Agriculture matters and women positively impact the industry and their communities. FCC is looking for five women who deserve recognition for their achievements. Past nominees range from producers and educators to agrologists and veterinarians.
“More and more women play a leading role in the agriculture and agri-food industry,” says Kellie Garrett, No cholesterol info com, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation at FCC. “Their leadership makes a significant difference to agriculture and their local communities. This award gives FCC the opportunity to recognize these exceptional women.”
Individuals are encouraged to take time to recognize a woman that they see making a difference in the agriculture industry. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Candidates are selected based on their demonstration of leadership – through giving back to their community and the agriculture industry – as well as their vision and passion for the industry. Since 2006, FCC has honoured 25 outstanding women with the Rosemary Davis Award.
Created and named after a successful Canadian agribusiness owner and operator – and the first female chair of the FCC Board of Directors, the FCC Rosemary Davis Award is testament to the growing number of women who are choosing to make a career in agriculture.
Winners will be announced in March 2012. They will have the opportunity to attend the Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference in Boston on April 5, 2012.
Visit Farm Credit Canada for more information.